Real Housewife Michaele Salahi's Mom Steps Up To Defend Her

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Real Housewives of DC star Michaele Salahi has faced much criticism.

It seems criticism of Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi has gotten to the point where she needs some back-up. And who better to step up to the plate than her own mom? Salahi’s mother, Rosemary Holt, recently spoke to RadarOnline in defense of her daughter and the many rumors and criticism circulating.

First up? The possible eating disorder. Salahi announced her very thin frame is actually due to multiple sclerosis, and not an eating disorder–though many people have been skeptical. But Holt, 83, confirmed Salahi has had MS from about the age of 27. “It’s hard for me to remember [exactly how long Michaele has had it,” she said. “She has seen our family doctor for years and when she left my house to go to the winery she was 124 pounds.”

Holt insisted Salahi does not have an eating disorder, nor did she ever, and spoke of the constant stress the reality star is under. “She does beautiful with MS,” Holt said. “I am concerned now because there’s so much stress put upon her at the winery and I saw her break down a couple times.”

Salahi’s mom also said that Salahi and her husband, Tareq, are definitely not on the hunt for fame. “You know what, they were thrown into fame,” Holt said. “They would have gone back home after the dinner just like Brian Williams and everyone else.”

Do you think Holt’s portrayal of Salahi is accurate, or is it just another case of mom defending her daughter?


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